Shelf Drilling Mentor
13 Sept. 2017
Shelf Drilling, a shallow water offshore drilling contractor, has secured contracts for two of its jack-up drilling rigs in Dubai.
Shelf’s two drilling rigs, Shelf Drilling Tenacious and the Shelf Drilling Mentor (previously called the West Mischief), have each won a two-year contract with Dubai Petroleum, including two one-year options. The planned startup of operations is January 2018, Shelf said on Monday.
Shelf Drilling bought the West Mischief jack-up, now known as Shelf Drilling Mentor, as well as two other jack-ups, the West Triton and West Resolute, from Seadrill in May. With this acquisition, Shelf Drilling’s total shallow water rig count increased to 40. The rigs were bought for approximately $225 million. Upon delivery, the West Resolute was renamed Shelf Drilling Resourceful and West Triton was renamed Shelf Drilling Tenacious.
David Mullen, Chief Executive Officer, Shelf Drilling, said: “We are extremely pleased with this award for two of our recently acquired premium jack-up rigs. This opportunity further strengthens our market leading position in the Middle East region. Read More